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Flight attendant Joanne Savage, who saved the lives of three fishermen on a blazing boat in mid-Atlantic, said it was luck that she looked out of the window as the Jumbo jet she was in flew over them. Mrs Savage, who glanced out the window as the plane flew 34,000ft above the ocean, spotted smoke rising from the sea. The plume was from a blazing fishing boat, which the three-man crew was forced to abandon. The plane's captain contacted American authorities and the men were rescued from a liferaft.

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